Beyond Calke's sleeping winter garden

Join a character from Calke Abbey's past to explore the story of the gardens, past and present.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

A relaxed walk through the gardens as they await the arrival of Spring. Discover how gardeners in the past produced exotic fruit such as pineapples and grapes, in the cold Derbyshire winters.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Calke Abbey

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.50 £14.10
Child £7.75 £7.05
Family £38.75 £35.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.50
Garden, stables and park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.20 £9.20
Child £5.10 £4.65
Family £25.50 £23.20
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £8.45
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.20
Park only
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £3.80
Child N/A £1.90
Family N/A £9.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £3.25
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £1.60

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

Please note...

Park and stables admission charges apply to all non-members and are paid at the vehicle entry point which is one mile from the main gate. Tickets for the house and garden or garden only are purchased from the Ticket Office by the main car park one and half miles further on.

The basics

Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Ticket Office.
What to bring and wear
We recommend sturdy footwear and warm clothing.
Accessibility
Involves some walking on gradient. Suitable for wheelchairs, with assistance, and pushchairs.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 February 2018 11:00 - 13:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Property office
Email
calkeabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01332 863822

Upcoming events

Taster lunch: tastes of yesteryear

Thu 18 Jan 2018
12:00-14:00
Enjoy a 3-course taster lunch exploring the tastes of time gone by.

An underwater journey through time

Tue 23 Jan 2018
14:30-16:30
Discover the story of the Calke Abbey estate that now lies beneath Staunton Harold Reservoir.

Pudding perfection cookery demo

Mon 29 Jan 2018
12:00-14:00
Join a Calke chef as he demonstrates how to make some warming winter puddings.

Taster lunch: Vegetarian delights

Tue 30 Jan 2018
12:00-14:00
Enjoy a 3-course vegetarian taster lunch prepared by the Calke chefs.

Hidden paths of Calke

Thu 01 Feb 2018
14:00-16:00
Come along for a walk with our park guides to discover hidden paths around the estate.

Beyond Calke's sleeping winter garden

Sat 03 Feb 2018
11:00-13:00
Join a character from Calke Abbey's past to explore the story of the gardens, past and present.